The temperatures have finally come down from triple digits here in southern California, and it is soup and stew time!
I recently wrote a guest post for the fine people over at Bob’s Red Mill, who make some of my favorite products. I have been a long time fan of their packaged mixed beans and mixed bean and grains for making soups and stews. They also have a wonderful assortment of cereals, granola, flour (including a huge assortment of gluten free choices) whole grains, beans, seeds, oats and more.
Head on over to their website for the recipe for this hearty Italian Bean and Grain Stew and take a moment to see all the wonderful things Bob’s Red Mill has to offer.
And as a bonus, this qualifies as an #unprocessed recipe for October Unprocessed! Although it does contain Italian sausage and a can of diced tomatoes, both were bought at Sprouts Market, which grinds their own sausage and their line of canned products is very minimally processed. Personally, I do not buy fresh tomatoes in the winter. Either they have traveled thousands of miles to get to my market (huge carbon footprint) or taste like cotton. Canned or jarred tomatoes are a logical choice in the winter.